Thursday, July 18, 2013

Lobster Roll For The Win!


Front of Black Point Inn


Maybe it was the salty sea breeze. Or the view of the ocean. Or the hike on the Cliff Walk. Or the lobster roll.

Whatever it was, it worked like a charm. My trip to the Black Point Inn was relaxing, productive, and inspiring. I wrote a ton, got a good feel for the whole story, hung out with some of my bestest buds, and managed to consume a ridiculous amount of seafood (crab cakes, clam chowder, grilled shrimp, lobster roll, fish chowder, and salmon....and of course wine and cocktails!). I ate so much seafood I think I turned into a mermaid.


It's like looking in a mirror!




Cosmo for the win!




Flowers at Black Point Inn




Front view of the inn




Cliff Walk, Black Point Inn




Cliff Walk, Black Point Inn




Here's a sneak peek at my manuscript. Warning: This is NOT your typical romance novel. But it IS a love story. A different kind of love story. 

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"We're weeding all right. Bastard weeds. You ever seen stinging nettle?"

"No."

"How about jimson weed?"

"No, I get dandelions."

"Dandelions. For Christ sakes, those aren't weeds. They're food. They're edible. I'm talking about bastard mother fucking weeds. Plants that try to kill you, poison you, shoot you with chemicals. This garden isn't some pansy-ass annual border with mari-fuckin-golds. This is war. I've got weeds that try to strangle the other plants. I've got poison ivy that will send you to the ER. We're at Defcon One. Got it?"

Tom's face was so close, Bev could see every wrinkle around his eyes, every black and white whisker on his cheeks, a scar on his chin. She nodded. "Got it."

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Dreaming of a cottage by the sea,
Penelope

17 comments:

Penny Reid said...

AH! I love it! I can't wait to read more. :-D

Sounds/looks like you had a very productive retreat <3

karilemor said...

Awesome. I'm seeing the swears you mentioned earlier. Hmm, thinking I don't want to be anywhere near this garden. But I kill anything green anyway. Wonder what the battle would be like between me and this garden. Who would win?

Shirra said...

Love it! I can't wait to read more, too. You should go to Maine more! ;)

Julia Barrett said...

Wish I'd been there - we'd have had fun! Gorgeous pics!

Penelope said...

Hi Penny #2! I had a great trip. Now I'm back in Hell...I mean Boston where it's like 1000 degrees. *burning*

Penelope said...

Hi Kari! Yes, my "hero" is a very cuss-happy cranky bugger. It's giving me the opportunity to use many new creative cuss expressions! :^)

Penelope said...

Thanks, Shirra!

Penelope said...

Hi Julia! You would LOVE this place!

Tasha Brandstatter said...

Mari-fucking-golds? lol

This sounds like exactly what you needed after Santa Fe!

Penelope said...

Hi Tasha! Yes, it was a good follow up to Santa Fe. Sea level, relaxed. No kids whining in the background. ;^)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Wow. I'm inspired just looking at these pictures. Wow. Wow. I'm so going to show these to my hubs when he wakes up....

Thanks for sharing.

BTW, I totally want clam chowder now. ;)

little alys said...

Ahahahahaha, I LOVE that part. Omg, it's hilarious and I totally agree! Dandelions are food, weeds are the freaking things that tries to kill you! Lol. <3

Jessi said...

Any romantic hero that can rant about weeds like that is on my TBR list.

Love the pics, Penny. Looks beautiful.

Penelope said...

Juju...I had the BEST clam chowder. Sooooooo good! You would love this inn...it is adorable!

Penelope said...

Little Alys...there is a lot of garden talk in this book. Hero is serious veggie gardener, and heroine has prissy windowboxes. Hee hee!

Penelope said...

Thanks, Jessi! :^)

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

I love how sweary you are!! I love creative cussing!